Franklin Town Council
Agenda & Meeting Packet
February 15, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers 355 East Central Street
1. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to three minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a. February 1, 2023
4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS - None Scheduled.
5. APPOINTMENTS - None Scheduled.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:00 PM
a. Street Acceptances: Maple Tree Lane & Oak Tree Lanei. Legislation for Action Item 9a
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS - None Scheduled.
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION - None Scheduled.
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 23-17: Order of Acceptance of Maple Tree Lane and Oak Tree Lane as Public Ways and Related Utility and Drainage Easements (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-17 - Two-thirds Majority Vote)
b. Resolution 23-18: FY23 Capital Improvement Plan (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-18 - Majority Vote)
c. Resolution 23-19: Free Cash to Stabilization Accounts Transfers (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-19 - Majority Vote)
d. Resolution 23-20: Water Retained Earnings Transfer to Water Main Capital Project R19-05 (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-20 - Majority Vote)
e. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-889: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Attachment 7., Part VI, Use Regulation Schedule: Residential Uses - Referral to the Planning Board (Motion to Refer Bylaw Amendment 23-889 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote)
f. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-890: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Section 5 - Referral to the Planning Board (Motion to Refer Bylaw Amendment 23-890 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote)
g. Bylaw Amendment 23-893: Amendment to Sewer System Map - First Reading
(Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 23-893 to a Second Reading - Majority Vote)
h. Resolution 23-21: Cable Funds in Support of PEG Service and Programming per MGL Ch. 44,§53F3/4 (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-21 - Majority Vote)
10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
11. SUBCOMMITTEE & AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Economic Development Subcommittee
c. Budget Subcommittee
d. GATRA Advisory Board
12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
13. COUNCIL COMMENTS
14. EXECUTIVE SESSION - None Scheduled.
Note: Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting
The agenda doc also includes remote participation info -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/feb_15_2023_agenda.pdf
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